The United Food and Commercial Workers Canada Union Local 401 is the Casino Union!

Casino workers are very skilled employees that typically do not ask for much from their Employer. Employees are asking their employer for three simple requests: fair wages, benefits, and a fair and respectful environment. Many casino employees have been in the industry for years, and are now being treated unfairly in these mentioned categories.

We have been able to obtain the richest Union Contracts in the Province with one of the largest Casinos operators in Western Canada. We are working toward getting all casino workers across Alberta a fair Union Contract.

Below you have a look at a sampling of two Union Contracts that are in place at UFCW Local 401 casinos. They include the Palace Casino (recently renamed the Starlight Casino) at West Edmonton Mall, and the brand new Grand Villa Casino, formerly called the Baccarat Casino, which is part of the shiny new Ice District in downtown Edmonton. The Starlight Casino is expanding and renovating. The Grand Villa Casino opened with our Union in place. Union officials attended the grand opening at the invitation of the owners and the company’s CEO thanked the Union for its partnership in its enterprise. One of the agreements will expire this year, and we hope to see an even better contract as a result of negotiations.

You will find both Collective Agreements to have clauses that are very straight forward. Others might use legal terms or might need to be read with other clauses or the agreement as a whole. If you have any questions about interpreting or the meaning of these agreements, please feel free to contact us confidentially at 403-803-4270.


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